These instructions will show you how to fold an easy origami crocodile. You will have to make one small cut with scissors in this model though. If you’re new to origami we recommend you check out our Beginner’s Guide first to learn all the basics.

Crocodile Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half both ways then fold the top and bottom parts to the centre line.

Crocodile Step 2

Step 2) Fold and unfold both sides to the centre.

Crocodile Step 3

Step 3) Fold all the corners in along the dotted lines.

Crocodile Step 4

Step 4) Open up each of the 4 corners and Squash Fold them flat. See the next step to see how the final folds look.

Crocodile Step 5

Step 5) Turn the paper over.

Crocodile Step 6

Step 6) fold the edges down along the dotted lines.

Crocodile Step 7

Step 7) Fold the sides in along the dotted lines.

Crocodile Step 8

Step 8) Turn the paper over.

Crocodile Step 9

Step 9) Cut the middle of the paper from the edge to the beginning of the dotted line and then fold the flap down along the dotted line.

Crocodile Step 10

Step 10) Fold 4 triangle flaps of paper out along the dotted lines.

Crocodile Step 11

Step 11) Mountain Fold the paper in half bringing the top half behind the model.

Crocodile Step 12

Step 12) Make an Outside Reverse Fold to form the tail.

Crocodile Step 13

The completed origami crocodile

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